‘Even more’ Anthony Weiner ideas unveiled

Anthony Weiner leaves a campaign stop at the Nan Shan Senior Center to meet the press, in the Queens borough of New York July 29, 2013.  Credit: Getty Images
Anthony Weiner leaves a campaign stop at the Nan Shan Senior Center in Queens to meet the press last month. Credit: Getty Images

Anthony Weiner’s mayoral campaign announced that he is following up his “64 Keys to the City” with a “second ideas book” titled “Even More Keys to the City.”

The new book adds 61 ideas to the first book’s 64, for a new total of 125 “keys to the city.”

The ideas are geared at “keep[ing] New York the capital of the middle class.”

Some of the ideas from the first book were tax incentives for people who commute to work by bicycle (idea No. 19), preserving Catholic schools (idea No. 5), helping community pharmacies compete with large chain drug stores (idea No. 33), a caregiver tax exemption for people who care for an ailing, elderly family member (idea No. 32), the creation of a government position to liaise with nonprofits that work with the city (idea No. 15) and new ferries throughout the five boroughs (idea No. 17).

Weiner has been particularly emphatic of late about keeping campaign conversation about “ideas” since recent revelations of sexual messages he sent to women he did not personally know came to light.

These new messages were exchanged last summer several months after he stepped down from Congress in disgrace after sending photos of his genitals to women he was carrying on Internet relationships with.

His campaign manager resigned shortly after the messages from last summer were revealed.

In a press release, the Weiner campaign touted the book as “continuing his singular focus on ideas in his campaign” and criticized his opponents for engaging in “old-style politics that often seems to dwell more of endorsements and political machinations.”

Weiner has received very few endorsements. He was recently endorsed by Jimmy McMillan of “The Rent is Too Damn High” fame (after a chance meeting “in a restaurant in Harlem called IHOP”) and months ago received an endorsement from Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison.

In his new book, Weiner proposes fitting cops with tiny cameras, an initiative that came up during the stop-and-frisk trial this year, including “250s” (the police form used in a stop) in public CompStat records, banning helicopters (with an exemption for news choppers and first responders) and putting surveillance cameras in every subway station.

 

Follow Danielle Tcholakian on Twitter @danielleiat


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Judge holds Amber Hellesten for trial on murder…

Amber Hellesten turns 16 next Wednesday, April 30. It could be her first of many birthdays behind bars.

National

University of New Mexico running back arrested for…

By Joseph J. KolbALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (Reuters) - A University of New Mexico football player has been arrested on suspicion of raping and kidnapping a…

National

Teen who stowed away on flight to Hawaii…

By Alex Dobuzinskis(Reuters) - A teenage boy who stowed away on a flight from California to Hawaii in the frozen, oxygen-deprived wheel well of a…

Money

Investing is easier than you think

Easy investing: Everything you need to know about investing, you already do.

Television

John Turturro tags in for Robert De Niro…

The cast of the courtroom drama miniseries has undergone yet another shift. Following Robert De Niro's exit, the cable network has brought in John Turturro…

Television

TV watch list, Tuesday, April 22: 'Glee,' 'Agents…

'Glee' Rachel makes her Broadway debut in "Funny Girl." Remember when she was just a high school drama nerd? FOX, 8PM 'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'…

The Word

Lindsay Lohan's big, drunk interview

Lindsay Lohan appears to be completely off the wagon now, if Kode magazine's chronicle of her trip to Coachella is any indication. According to the…

The Word

What we learned from the premiere of 'True…

Does watching someone's marriage implode make for great TV? The show runners at "True Tori" think Tori Spelling's heartbreak is hot stuff indeed.

NHL

Lundqvist, Rangers take control as Flyers falter in…

Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist turned away 31 Flyers shots to give the Blueshirts the series edge with a 4-1 victory Tuesday nigh

MLB

MLB Power Rankings: Brewers best in baseball, Dodgers,…

MLB Power Rankings: Brewers best in baseball, Dodgers, Cardinals, Yankees surge. The A's, Braves, Rangers, Giants and Rockies are also in the top 10.

MLB

Metro one-on-one: Q&A with Phillies centerfielder Ben Revere

Charlie Manuel used to say that the Phillies go as Jimmy Rollins goes. Well, Ryne Sandberg might have a new Phillies catalyst, Ben Revere, in his midst.

NBA

Breaking down the Sixers top draft options

With the NBA Playoffs now in full force, there’s only one thing on the mind of Sixers fans at the moment -- the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery.

Wellbeing

How to burn off all that Easter candy

Sorry to be a buzzkill, but you can't eat chocolate eggs and Jelly Bellys forever.

Food

Powdered alcohol: 5 things to know about 'Palcohol'

What's the deal with powdered alcohol? Here's what you need to know about Palcohol.

Travel

Travel hacks: 6 tips on living out of…

Lynne Martin shares her travel hacks on living out of just two suitcases.

Wellbeing

Tough Mudder pro gives tips on conquering a…

Learn hacks from head designer Nolan Kombol.